Simone is an absolute pleasure to work with! She is very responsive, knows her stuff, and immediately puts you at ease. You know you are in good hands with her. I would not hesitate to recommend her or to work with her again!
Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA.
Simone took the time to drive us round several open houses, giving us an honest summary of them. She didn't push us at all into making offers, but when we did she pursued it very diligently. She was always quick to respond to our questions, was organised and continued to be helpful even when we had completed the purchase. We honestly highly recommend her.
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Daly City, CA.
I apologize for not writing this review earlier, that is only because Simone is so good, that there is so much to say, that I did not have the time to get around to writing this review. Sorry!
Simone really understands... well everything. She understands the local neighborhoods, she is extremely knowledgeable in the processes involved in buying a home, she is extremely responsive, even helping to find interesting ways to talk to me while I was away on overseas travel, and also has great negotiation skills.
Basically, you can trust Simone to handle things for you, and trust that the advice she gives you, actually is the best.
The home I purchased was at the lower end of the price level on the peninsula, making it tough to find a house that fit my budget, needs, and wants. She was patient with my pickiness as this was my first property, and helped me throughout the process as we slowly looked at MANY houses, and I first got an understanding of the market and the neighborhoods I was looking at, and then zero'ed in on what exactly I wanted. This was even more tough, since once I had really decided what I wanted that fit me, it was hard to find homes that fit my criteria, especially in this market.
Seriously, 5 stars across the board, and thank you so much for your help throughout this process Simone. I highly suggest her, and will also be suggesting her in the future, to friends who are looking for places as well. Purchasing a house is one of the most important purchases for anyone, and even with that said, I am still more than happy to suggest her to friends who are also looking to buy. She is exactly the type of person you need when making such an important purchase.
She would even tell me directly when NOT to look at a specific property. Some people may take that wrong, but she was actually helping me avoid buying the wrong property that would end up making my life a living hell.
Simone is very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Before we chose to work with Simone, we interviewed 7 or 8 real estate agents out there. The reasons we chose Simone was because she really listened to our needs. She had good strategy and small tips here and there in helping clients to win the bid. So we decided to go with her and she had proved that our decision was right.
Along the process of house hunting, she constantly checked in with us and told us about new properties on the market that meets our criteria. She either picked up the phone right away or called back very soon if she was busy. She helped looked up the detail of every properties we were interested in.
By working with her, I can tell that Simone wants what is right for us not just wanting to close the deal. All in all, very pleased with the advice and service we received. Highly recommended.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $725K in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA.
Simone went above and beyond to help us find and buy our dream home last year. As first-time home buyers we were unfamiliar with the competitive market, bidding strategy, negotiations and closure. She worked to show us properties that were within our price range and condition. We ended up with a home that was ready to live in, within our budget, and in our neighborhood of choice.
Simone walked us through all of it with a level head, solid advice, and no pressure. Our loan approval process was difficult, but Simone kept the communication flowing between all parties, and kept us from losing our wits. I highly recommend working with Simone, especially first-time buyers.
We found Simone by chance and were so lucky! I will recommend her to all of my friends who are now jealously eyeing the amazing place she helped us win and close on. She is easy to talk to and takes responsibility and quick action and can be tough when needed. Despite our inexperience, she kept us feeling informed and calm throughout the process, answering our questions at all hours and helping us keep the pressure on our lender and the selling agent. I would recommend her to anyone and will definitely use Simone again!
I worked with Simone to purchase my first home in SF, and I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent. She made the entire process so easy and stress-free. When visiting open houses, she knew all the right questions to ask and potential concerns to look out for. She is extremely knowledgeable about the local market and was quickly able to zoom in on what we were looking for, so we didn't waste any time looking at things that weren't right for us. When the time came to make an offer, she provided solid guidance without any pushiness and acted quickly to put our offer together. In this competitive market, I'm so glad we had Simone on "our team". Without her I'm not sure we would be in our dream home today. Thank you, Simone!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Merced Heights, San Francisco, CA.
Simone is absolutely the best Realtor in San Francisco. She is knowledgeable, clever, patient and well informed. I have been looking for over 6 months and finally closed on a house last week. Simone was there every step of the way, always calling me with new listings, dealing with the other realtors and answering my many questions. I genuinely could not be happier with her service and I would recommend her without hesitation..........
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Van Ness - Civic Center, San Francisco, CA.
Being a first time home buyer, I was incredibly cautious of every move I made towards the purchasing of my ideal home. I met with several agents and none of them seemed right. The first time I talked to Simone, I knew she was the one. Simone is genuinely honest, thorough with my inquiries and very approachable but most importantly, she gave me the peace of mind that she was truly on my side and would do everything in her power to find the perfect home that I dreamed of.
I am a very picky person and throughout the length of my home search, Simone was always upbeat and patient. The search lasted about 2 months. During that time, her spirit never wavered and she always kept me informed on the latest properties and situations on the market.
After seeing countless places, I finally saw the ideal home for me. The Seller of that property was only in town for a few days and was meeting with his agent at 10 pm to make a decision on whose offer to accept. They received a good number of offers; Simone knew how much I wanted that property and she was able to get permission from the Seller and his agent to meet with them to plea my case. The meeting went on pass 11 pm and the entire time, Simone was there fighting for me, putting my best foot forward. She worked her magic and at the end of the day, the property was mine! Now I am writing this in my first home and I can't put in words how blissful I am and it wouldn't have been possible without all the support and fantastic work by Simone.
If you want an agent that you can trust, that will be on your corner of the ring at all times and that you can have a fun and enjoyable time with while making a monumental decision such as purchasing a home in the Bay Area, Simone Koga is the right agent for you...I apologize if that sounded like a sell's pitch, I worked in advertisement for many years and can't seem to shed that, but speaking fully frankly and candidly, Simone was the best agent that I could have wished for and to her all I can say is, "thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!"